Wow. It was quite a day on Saturday.
The Mets hammer the Braves in Atlanta, 10-3. The Mets now lead by an astounding 13 games, and the Braves continue to do their fade from any postseason berth. (Do you think your Braves can still catch the Mets, Jeff Francoeur?)
The Yankees get their heads handed to them at home by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 19-6, behind yet another stellar performance by the Big Unit.
The Red Sox come from 6-3 down in the eighth on a homer by David Ortiz and a two-run double by Mike Lowell. Big Papi wins it in the eleventh, 7-6, on a single to left, beating the shift. And Manny Ramirez threw a runner out at the plate earlier in the inning to keep it tied.
One of the those pleasurable summer afternoons that makes me glad to be alive.
Big Papi continues to truly amaze. But then again, he does it so often that when he DOESN'T come through it seems unusual. It was his 11th "walkoff" hit in his Red Sox career yesterday, and the fourth this season. Those 11 hits ties the MLB record for a four-year span. He now leads the major leagues in HRs (35) and RBI (99).
So what BS excuse will those moronic writers come up with to avoid giving him the AL MVP this time? Anyone of them that continues to insist that a DH can't win the MVP should have their heads examined. It's part of the rules of the road in the AL since 1973.
They should get over it. NO ONE in the AL has been more clutch or valuable than Big Papi in 2006.